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1000 Level Courses

1320. Fashion and Modern Culture (3). Survey course analyzing the impact of modern culture on the fashion industry.  F.

1340. Introduction to Retailing (3). Basic principles, concepts, and practices in the operation of retail organizations. F, S.

2000 Level Courses

2340. Contemporary Issues in Retailing (3). Introductory survey of fundamental principles and current issues that affect retailing; emphasis on related influences from government, economics, technology, and society. F, S.

2350. Retail Promotion (3). Comprehensive study of the principles and practices of merchandise communication through the interaction and coordination of sales promotion, personal selling, visual merchandising, advertising, special events, and public relations. F, S.

3000 Level Courses

3340. International Retailing (3). Prerequisite: ECO 2305 or 2302. Corequisite: ENGL 2311. Cultural differences, world markets, and political constraints encountered in international retailing strategy. F . (Writing Intensive)

3345. Event Management in the Retailing Industry (3). Study of concepts and execution of event management in the retailing industry. SS.

3360. Applied Concepts in Teamwork (3). Basic issues and concepts in the team building process, emphasis on application of curriculum through academic service-learning team projects. F. (Service-Learning)

3375. Retail Buying (3). Prerequisites: RTL 2340, 6 hours of MATH 1000-4999 (may be taken concurrently), and either RHIM 3321 or BA 3302. Designed to develop retail mathematical skills and apply those skills to the buying process. F, S.

3380. Retail Buying and Control (3). Prerequisites: RTL 2340, 6 hours of MATH 1000-4999 (may be taken concurrently), and either RHIM 3321 or BA 3302. The application of planning, purchasing, and controlling inventories. F, S.

3389. Professional Practices in Retailing (3). Prerequisites: RTL 2350 and either RTL 3375 or 3380 (can be concurrent), junior or senior standing. Principles of professional practices focusing on legal, ethical, and human resource workplace issues and effective managerial strategies. Enrollment precedes RTL 3390. S.

3390. Internship in Retailing (3). Prerequisite: RTL 3389 with a grade of C or higher. Supervised applications of concepts, principles, and techniques learned in the classroom; emphasis on student participation in the retailing industry. Minimum of 300-400 hours of supervised retail employment at a departmental approved site. May be repeated for credit. F, S, SS.

4000 Level Courses

4000. Individual Study (V1-6). Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and RTL majors only. Individual study or research under the guidance of a retailing faculty member to enhance the degree program. May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit. F, S, SSI, SSII.

4300. Retailing Field Study Tour (3). Prerequisite: RTL majors only. Study of international/domestic retailers and manufacturers. May be repeated once for credit.

4320. Retail Category Management (3). Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. The application of planning, purchasing, and controlling inventories with emphasis on product selection, shelf merchandising, promotion, and pricing. F.

4330. Retailing Research (3). Online. Prerequisites or corequisites: RTL 2340 and ENGL 2311. Comprehensive overview of research in the retailing process; emphasis on application-oriented techniques and processes for implementation. Required discussion. F, S. (Writing Intensive) (Service-Learning)

4335. Managing Online Retailing (3). Studies online retailing practices and development of an online website.

4340. Fashion Entrepreneurship: Retail Business Planning (3). Basic principles, concepts, and practices in fashion entrepreneurship. F, S, SS.

4360. Retail Management (3). Prerequisites: RTL 3340 with a grade of C or higher, senior standing. Prerequisites or corequisites: BA 3301 or RHIM 4316 and BA 3305 or RHIM 3341 with a grade of C or higher. Capstone course with emphasis on interrelated functions in retail management examined through case study and problem-based academic service-learning team projects. Required discussion. (Writing Intensive) (Service-Learning)

4392. Retail Externship (3). Prerequisites: RTL 3390, 4320, 4330, 4360 with a grade of C or higher; senior in final semester. F, S, SS.

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